Curriculum for critical thinking about the arts
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 Project description
With all of the creative, artistic projects available for kids on OLPC--make music! draw! etc--there is the unique opportunity to plug in a teaching module for critical thinking about the arts. As someone who has written a lot of music and arts criticism, I could develop a curriculum with the aim of teaching kids to comment on the creative output of other kids in the class in a constructive way. This would be with the goal of teaching basic writing skills.
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Geeta Dayal: gdayal (at) alum (dot) mit (dot) edu. I've written arts criticism for many major publications, and I have experience teaching journalism and developing course syllabi.
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